Washington School District Will Once Again Ask Voters for More Funding

The Washington School District will once again ask voters for more funding on the April 2nd ballot. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday December 4, 2012, the board discussed exactly how they would go about asking for the money. While no ballot language was officially decided, Superintendent Dr. Lori Van Leer says Proposition R will put two options before voters. The first option will ask if the board should borrow $9 million more to modernize classrooms and infrastructure, construct an early childhood center on the Washington West campus, and renovate existing school facilities. The second option asks voters if the district should borrow $40 million for the purpose of building a new middle school and making improvements district wide. The first option will include no property tax increases, while the second will ask for a $0.25 increase, a figure greatly reduced since the last levy was proposed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 18 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 4 hours ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.